- My Local
- My Reach
- My Self
Lance Otey serves in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, where an average of two hundred people per day are relocating to live. Dallas is the third fastest growing city in America, and boasts a population of over seven million. The influx of residents come from all walks of life, religious beliefs, and people groups.
“God is bringing individuals and families from all over the world right to my backyard, and I have the privilege to be the hands and feet of Christ in this area,” Lance writes.
There is a tremendous need for spiritual awakening and revival across the United States. With a heart to see no place left in Dallas that hasn’t been reached by the Gospel, Lance is focusing his ministry on evangelism and discipleship in his local community.
After seeing the need in his community, Lance answered God’s call on his life to evangelize and disciple those around him. He began participating in and leading evangelistic outreaches, and teaching others to do the same. “Recently, the church at large has focused on evangelism and bringing people to Christ, but has often failed to focus on discipleship and church assimilation.” This is a key component in Lance’s ministry.
As part of the disciple-making movement, Lance organizes and leads various types of evangelistic outreaches, disciples new and existing believers, plugs new believers into local churches, and trains others to live a missional lifestyle of discipleship. He also plans and hosts short term mission trips in order to multiply efforts across the United States.
Lance became an approved candidate with InFaith in 2017.
Lance and his wife, Ronda, were married in 2014, and have five children. Lance has lived in Dallas since 1984. Though he was raised in the church, it wasn’t until 2004 that he committed his life to Christ and also felt the call to vocational ministry. He graduated from Dallas Christian College in 2007 with a degree in Ministry and Leadership.
“Sometimes, when God gives you a heart for something, you still run. As much as I would like to be like Paul, I have come to find that I am much more like Jonah. Thirteen years ago, God directed me to preach Christ to the lost, but it has taken me many years to obey God by pursuing this call on my life. I am thankful that our God is merciful, gracious, and patient!”
Today, Lance serves as a full-time evangelist and disciple maker.